You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

27,000 people saw Thistle beat Queen's Park 2-0 on 13/8/1927. The game also marked the opening of Thistle's new stand. They also saw an Alsatian dog interrupt the match 4 times. It chased after the ball and had to be caught each time. Every time a policeman took it out through one exit, it came back in through another. ("Hartlepool Northern Daily Echo" 15/8/1927.)

Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog on the pitch…


Publishing date An original Thistle Archive publication, 19-Apr-2021.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 19-Apr-2021.

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